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An EIS update
The full results of a major survey, carried out by the EIS, have highlighted the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and warned of challenges that must be overcome for schools to re-open.
The EIS is currently analysing the full results from the survey, including the tens of thousands of additional comments that were left by school sector members...
A message from the General Secretary regarding the First Minister's statement on plans to reopen schools.
The latest information on the developments surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.
You will have picked up from the media that the Deputy First Minister has formed a Covid 19 Education Recovery Group, which is looking at a high-level strategy for when and how schools will reopen post lockdown.
John Swinney Response to BIGTU
The General Secretaries of 10 teacher trade unions across the UK and Ireland have written to the Education Ministers in all 5 jurisdictions urging "significant caution in any consideration of reopening schools."
The Scottish Government has produced supplementary guidance for education and childcare settings on implementing physical distancing and the use of PPE during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Following on from the SQA Estimates document being issued on Monday, a few general questions have arisen over the procedures advised by SQA, which hopefully this bulletin will answer.
Frequently asked questions regarding SQA issues...
This directory sets out the key EIS resources to advise and support members during the current lockdown caused by Covid-19.
Update from The General Secretary 20 April
This advice is intended to support members during the current period of school closure in relation to planned report writing that may have been planned for Term 4.
A list of frequently asked questions for teachers who are currently on maternity leave during the coronavirus outbreak.
SNCT Joint Secretaries 20-78 The SNCT details regarding how the issue of payment for supply teachers should be administered in all Councils
I am sure that there will much discussion about the proposals, and there are aspects about which more information is still required.
This communication is specifically for members working in independent schools and third sector establishments, including those who are part of the new EIS-NEU joint membership platform.
An update on developments surrounding COVID-19 from the General Secretary
With schools closed for the foreseeable future, IMTs across the country are engaged in delivering as effectively as possible remote learning opportunities for pupils.
With schools closed for the foreseeable future, teachers across the country are engaged in delivering as effectively as possible remote learning opportunities for pupils.
Following yesterday's update the SNCT (Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers) Circular referred to has now been agreed.
Welcome to this bulletin which contains some significant updates for your information and convenience.
Following a meeting of the UK Government’s COBRA committee, an effective ban is in place in Scotland on gatherings in public places.
Covid-19 Testing - Expanding Key Workers
In the absence of national guidelines , LAs across the country have been putting place arrangements for the operation of Hub support for children of key workers and for vulnerable children
Ken Muir of the GTCS has sent an update regarding COVID-19
Your questions regarding coronavirus answered.
Apologies for interrupting your weekend but it is important that this update is issued. We had planned to issue this on Friday afternoon but unfortunately we are once again struggling to get agreement from COSLA (our Employers)...
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has issued fresh advice regarding S4-S6 cohort...
EIS local association secretaries and members have contacted the Employment Relations Department raising concerns about the potential risks to pupils, students, staff and parents or carers during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The EIS has welcomed today’s announcement by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that Scotland’s schools and nurseries will close from Friday of this week. The EIS has been engaged in discussions with the Scottish government,
Following the announcement by John Swinney that Scottish pupils and students will not be required to sit SQA examinations this year, the EIS has called for no student to be disadvantaged as a result of the decision.
You may not have read, yet, this morning's member email which outlined the constructive engagement the EIS has had with the Scottish Government about the need to make a decision to close schools.
Following on from my email on Monday, I thought it would be helpful to provide a quick update on developments.
An update from EIS General Secretary on the Coronavirus
The EIS has called on all of Scotland's local authorities to adhere to Scottish Government health advice in developing suitable models for education during the COVID-19 crisis.
Joint statement by the Scottish Government and Scottish Trades Union Congress...
Following yesterday's meeting of the Qualifications Contingency Group to consider the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on the 2020 examination timetable this joint Scottish Government – SQA statement has been agreed.
"School closures inevitable" - FM statement in full